Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line have become the first to cancel sailings amid rising fears of Omicron-related COVID-19 infections.
The refit and refurbishment of Marella Explorer in Spain has been completed, with UK interior design firm Trimline having acted as the main outfitter for the project.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has confirmed that the Conditional Sail Order it introduced in 2020 remains on track to become voluntary from January 15th.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a new e-visa for cruise tourists taking cruises from the country, or arriving at its ports via cruise ship.
There are eight cruise ships in Dubai waters for New Year’s Eve, but only two of them are in passenger service, while the rest are either in warm lay-up, or have had […]
Christmas and New Year are two of the most in-demand dates for modern cruise lines, with all of them providing either dedicated cruises for each, or a combined longer voyage during which […]
The new Dubai Harbour cruise port is the city’s newest cruise terminal, but is also a tourists destination in its own right.
Much of the modern Christmas experience on cruise ships owes its origins to the days of the ocean liner, when a Christmas spent at sea was a necessity rather than a choice.
Cunard Line‘s Queen Mary 2 arrived in New York this week for the first time in two years, but with 10 cases of COVID-19 onboard.
Princess Cruises has achieved a major milestone in preparation for the debut of its newest ship, Discovery Princess, with the completion of her sea trials.
While the emergence of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has not impacted demand for cruises in 2022 and 2023, Carnival Corporation said that it had affected bookings in the short-term, during […]
AIDA Cruises took delivery of its new Excellence-class cruise ship AIDAcosma on Tuesday, ahead of the massive vessel’s 2022 winter cruise season in Dubai.
The first cruise ship being built for the Carnival China Cruise Shipping joint venture was floated out last week at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.
Crystal Cruises has become the latest cruise line to cancel its African itineraries due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with Crystal Endeavour’s 2022 Cape Town departure scrapped.
Dubai has put in place plans to make customs and passport control procedures faster and more efficient for cruise passengers disembarking via the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will sail a Christmas and New Year cruise from Cape Town in 2023, part of a line-up of newly announced 2022 and 2023 festive voyages.
The luxury hotel resort chain Aman Resorts has announced plans to develop a cruise yacht in a joint venture with Cruise Saudi.
Abu Dhabi Ports Group has signed four strategic agreements and a Head of Terms Agreement (HoT) with the Aqaba Development Corporation to support the development of tourism and other sectors within Aqaba.
Following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and a recent outbreak of coronavirus aboard Norwegian Breakaway, cruise lines are tightening their health and safety protocols.
Demand for cruises in 2022 remains high, according to cruise lines, despite the new travel restrictions, health and safety protocols and uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant.